“Cornucopia”
The Complete Lyrics
by John Henry Sheridan

(2003)

 

 

01) "Vexation"

 

VERSE 1

They say time heals all wounds

They say all wounds are healed in time

I know I've taken things for granted

I know I've taken things that weren't mine

 

CHORUS

All the things in my life that are causing me vexation

I can do without, I can do without 

(repeat)

 

Yeah yeah

 

VERSE 2

Mama I know I've made mistakes

I ain't no perfect kinda man

I think it's high time that I rid myself of these chains

I ain't got no good reasons to be slowed down

 

CHORUS

All the things in my life that are causing me vexation

I can do without, I can do without 

(repeat)

 

CHORUS

All the things in my life that are causing me vexation

I can do without, I can do without 

(repeat)

 

 

02) “Lead Me On”

 

Don't let me in if you're gonna chase me away

Don't even begin if you don't plan to stay

Don't look me in the eye if you means nothing to you

'Cause it means something to me, and if the foot don't fit the shoe

 

CHORUS

I won't wear it, I won't even bother to try it on

'Cause I've been spending time on you so kindly respond

But just don't lead me on, no, no, no

 

I've been aware of a secret in your smile

But I've kept my mouth shut and put you in my files

I'd like to share some private time with you

I hope you are aware that I feel the way I do

 

CHORUS

Though I've never said it you've been lingering on my mind

But if you're not buying what I'm selling you when you tell me

Please be kind, ohhh

 

BRIDGE

When you tell me you don't want me

Please be careful, I'm fragile, I might break 

 

When you tell me (when you tell me)

You don't want me (you don't want me)

Please be careful (please be careful) 

'Cos I'm fragile, I might break

(repeat)

 

OUTRO

Don't lead me on, don't lead me on, no

I'm fragile, I might break

 

Don't lead me on

I'm fragile, I might break

 (don't lead me on)

I'm fragile, I might break

 (don't lead me on)

I'm fragile, I might break

 (don't lead me on)

 

 

03) “John Fogerty”

 

Now I don't want to write songs like everyone else

I'd rather make my way in this world sounding like myself

I'm not your average rocker in a club

But sometimes being too different gets to be too much

That's why I'm...

 

CHORUS

Doin' it like Fogerty

Making music so economically

I'll tell you my life story

And I'll only use four chords

I'll be doing it like John Fogerty

Making music so economically

And I won't regret anything I've said

Or anything I've done...no, no, (no)

 

Sometimes I get jaded and I feel like a nobody

Like my glory has gone and faded, like the good life's already history

But I'm still alive and kicking, still livin' out a dream

And I'll play for you 'til the sun comes up if that's what you want from me

And I'll be...

 

CHORUS

 

BRIDGE

whoa woah woah yeah yeah yeah

woah woah yeah yeah yeah

woah woah yeah yeah yeah

whoa...

 

The stars are out and there's a crowd with me in here

We've shared some laughs and some smiles, we payed the same price for our beer

And the night is young, we're all having fun and we've already had a few

getting' comfortable, just one problem, Jesus Christ, someone get me another brew

So I can continue...

 

CHORUS

 

John Fogerty!

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah

Yeah yeah yeah

 

 

04) "Stare"

 

Dial the phone and hear a voice

There's no other option, you've got no choice

When you're living in the 21st century

I'm glad to know she mentioned me but

How many other guys does she know?

How many must find beauty in the same red rose?

I know I'm a downer, but that's the way it goes

When you've learned to brace yourself from the blows

 

PRE-CHORUS

If you want to talk it over

I'll be in the kitchen

Swallowing my pride

And if you think it will bring you closure

I'll be in the bedroom

Wishing that I'd die

 

CHORUS

'Cos love is a game

And I'm not really sure how to play

And love is a constant

It will not go away

 

All I've been doing is sitting here singing the blues

 

VERSE 2

Sorry lover girl I'm too good for you

Can't you see all this fun I'm having in solitude?

I don't mean to be unkind, don't mean to be rude

But there's only so much time in a life and can't you see I got a lot to do?

So much learn, so much to find in a very narrow scope of time I hope you don't mind 

 

BRIDGE

My coldness

My lack of reception to your insinuating connection with my body

The way you coyly smile upon me

The way I pretend like an oblivious friend

That your not in the least bit fond of me

No no

 

PRE-CHORUS

But if you want to talk it over

I'll be in the kitchen

Swallowing my pride

And if you think it will bring you closure

I'll be in the bedroom

Wishing that I'd die

 

CHORUS

'Cos love is a game

And I'm not really sure how to play

And love is a constant

It will not go away

And physical connections

Go with it despite what other people say

And I'm finding it hard to disgard my morals

For just a little bit of fun today

 

Sorry Mr. Blues I think I"m done sitting with you...

 

OUTRO

I got what you want

I got what you want 

I got what you want 

(repeat 3x)

 

 

05) "Lack Of Faith"

 

VERSE 1

Well I said you can't trust people

They'll just screw you over

I said you can't trust people

They will just screw you over

 

CHORUS 1

It's happened to me many times so I know

Keep your distance don't get too close

And if you get hurt too many times in a row

Let them go

 

VERSE 2

Well I hate to get my hopes up 

Just to get them knocked down

Well I hate to get my hopes up 

Just to get them knocked down

 

CHORUS 2

'Cos I've been hurt before you know I've been around

Don't matter where, don't matter how

It happens in any given town

Makes me frown, woh makes me frown boy, c'mon

 

Woh yeah

 

VERSE 3

Now I want to get excited

But I keep holding back

See I want to get excited

But I keep holding back

 

CHORUS 3

Because of all the good luck that I lack

When my guard is down is when I get attacked

So I throw away my hopes in a sack

And never look back

I said I never look back

No I, no I never

I never look back

Never, never, never, never

Never look back

 

(repeat CHORUS 3)

 

 

06) “Rainy Day”

 

Ahh ah ah ah ah ahh ahh ahh

 

On a rainy day so far away

I sit down on a bench in the rain

I shouldn't stay here in the cold and damp

But I don't care, what does it matter?

Yes I feel safe, but the world is cruel

Am I an exception to the rule?

If everyone is equal, then how come

No two are the same???

 

CHORUS

Rain, rain take me away

Bring me back some other day

When all is done and all is fair

I could die right now for all I care

Rain, rain take me away

Bring me back some other day

When all we have is all we need

And we need not kill each other...to succeed.

 

On a rainy day so far away

I walk in the park in the rain

I shouldn't stay here in the cold and damp

But I don't care, what does it matter?

Yes I feel safe, I feel so secure

But I'm not a child anymore

If all of my worries were my own

Maybe I would stay

 

CHORUS

Rain, rain take me away

Bring me back some other day

When all is done and all is fair

I could die right now for all I care

Rain, rain take me away

Bring me back some other day

When all we have is all we need

And we need not kill each other...to succeed.

 

BRIDGE

No, no

Need not kill each other

No, no

 

On a rainy day so far away

I sit down on a bench in the rain

Yes I feel safe, I feel so secure

But I'm not a child anymore

If all of my worries were my own

Maybe I would stay

 

CHORUS

 

Rain, rain take me away

Bring me back some other day

Some other day

Bring me back some other day

 

Ahh ah ah ah ah ahh ahh ahh 

 

 

07) “Genuine Article”

 

There's no one like you as far as my eyes can see

I've combed this whole town and I've only found misery

Don't let me be a fool, let me be strong and deal with our breakin' up

See I can't help but still feel the way I do when I'm around you

There's no one like you

 

I still miss you baby, although I might have seen you as recently as yesterday

When you look at me and I look at you, it's just not in the same way

There's no one like you

 

There's no one like you so far as my eyes can see

I have combed this whole town, but I've never felt more lonely

There's no one like you

 

 

08) "My Great Escape"

 

CHORUS

Heavy thoughts they weigh

Heavy thoughts they weigh too much

I've got to get away

I've got to get away from the down and out

I've got my great escape

I've got my great escape all planned

I've got to get away

These heavy thoughts they weigh too much

 

VERSE 1

It was peaceful entirely

Her beautiful smile

Brought me somewhere 

All candy-eyed

It was vacant for miles

Romantic time

This halcyon island 

I've never been so high

 

CHORUS

Heavy thoughts they weigh

Heavy thoughts they weigh too much

I've got to get away

I've got to get away from the down and out

I've got my great escape

I've got my great escape all planned

Heavy thoughts they weigh

These heavy thoughts they weigh too much

 

VERSE 2

It was tranquil, endearing

Sandy smiles

Hundreds and thousand 

Of glittering stars

Bonfire burning 

Back in time

I've never met someone 

So charmingly alive

 

CHORUS

Heavy thoughts they weigh

Heavy thoughts they weigh too much

I've got to get away

I've got to get away from the down and out

I've got my great escape

I've got my great escape all planned

Heavy thoughts they weigh

These heavy thoughts they weigh too much

 

 

09) “Traveler”

 

Sometimes I wish that I were a traveler, than my life would be more free

Enjoy each day as they come and go without responsibilities

Travel the roads as I see fitting, love the girls that will love me

Dance when times are merry, and leave when things get to me

 

CHORUS

I want to travel around

I want some new sights and sounds

So nothing will matter except the road before me

I want to travel around

 

Sometimes I dream that I were a traveler and I would wander aimlessly

Through woodland and desert I'd travel if the urge so struck me

I would sing with drunks at taverns, play them songs for their money

Sleep at inns with wooden beds and run with wolves wildly

 

CHORUS

 

Sometimes I feel like I am a traveler, as if my life were carefree

Sometimes I act like I am a traveler, and I do whatever I damn please

 

CHORUS

 

Around...

 

 

10) “When It Rains”

 

The deeper it gets in December, the harder the snow will fall 

Cold are the nights and the longer the lights will burn

 

PRE-CHORUS

And some lessons I'll learn in time

That I should have been quicker to find

But in our most stressful times

Our qualities tend to shine a little more

 

CHORUS

I'll be there for you

Whatever you need me to do

When your bases are loaded just give a knock at my door

I've got my umbrellas ready 'cause I know

When it rains it pours

 

And starry skies wink in December with the twinkling of planes passing by

The skeleton trees no longer have leaves that sigh

PRE-CHORUS

And some lessons I'll learn this time

That I could have been quicker to find

But in our most stressful times

Our qualities tend to shine a little more

 

CHORUS

 

When it rains

When it rains it pours

When it rains it pours

 

The deeper we get in December, the harder it is to push on

Our carefree mentality and our warm relaxed days are gone

 

PRE-CHORUS

And the lessons I've learned this time

Although I might have been quicker to find

I've learned in our most stressful times

Our qualities tend to shine a little more

 

CHORUS

 

When it rains it pours

When it rains it pours

When it rains it pours
...it pours

 

CHORUS

 

When it rains

When it rains

 

 

11) "Anthem"

 

To love in the future I raise my glass

In the hopes that the loves that I have will last

As if life was more like it should be

But there's no point in dwelling in the past

 

Now we don't talk as loud as we used to

And we don't walk as proud as we used to

These days we're living much more moderately

But not because we choose to...no no

 

But nothing's quite as bleak as I make it

I'm trying everyday to learn to take it

To deal with our hardships and our failures

I'd pretend I was OK if I believed I could fake it

 

So I'm sending out all my hopeful spirit

To anyone with the heart or the ears to hear it

A message that life's worth living

That there's goodness and love in the world

It's only a matter of getting near it

 

This is my song of hope for this generation

These are my words to those who took a vacation from life

I just want you to know that I love you all

I just thought you should know that I still think of you

Each and everyone of you

 

I know life's sad

I guess you gotta be glad

I know life's sad

I guess you gotta be glad for whatever it is you have

 

Cornucopia

John Henry Sheridan & the Pencil People

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A varying mix of 11 tracks featuring several different Brooklyn musicians of diverse backgrounds. Styles range from Acoustic Folk to Indie Rock, to Alternative Pop Rock and Adult Contemporary!

All songs written and recorded by J. H. Sheridan. "Stare" written by J. H. Sheridan & J. Hills. Recorded & Mixed by Jason Hills. Co-produced by J. H. Sheridan & J. Hills.

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  1. 1 Vexation 03:28 Info
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  2. 2 Lead Me On 03:47 Info
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  3. 3 John Fogerty 04:32 Info
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  4. 4 Stare 04:52 Info
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  5. 5 Lack Of Faith 03:26 Info
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  6. 6 Rainy Day 04:18 Info
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  7. 7 Genuine Article 05:20 Info
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  8. 8 My Great Escape 03:12 Info
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  9. 9 Traveler 04:34 Info
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  10. 10 When It Rains 05:06 Info
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  11. 11 Anthem 05:25 Info
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